Volunteers Needed for 2018 Portland Chinatown
Lunar New Year Dragon Dance and Parade

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Volunteer Shifts: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM, the Portland Chinatown History Foundation will kick off the Year of the Dog with firecrackers and a parade in downtown Portland. Led by a 100-foot long dragon and two local lion dance teams with clowns and drums, the 1.5-mile parade route begins in Portland’s Chinatown, winds through downtown, and ends at the pavilion of the Oregon Historical Society for an afternoon of festivities, light refreshments, and lion dance performances. Last year’s inaugural celebration attracted over 1,000 participants and onlookers!

The Portland Chinatown History Foundation needs your help to make this event happen! We seek 40-50 volunteers to dance the dragon and assist in other tasks. Volunteers receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch. Join us in a much-beloved Chinese American cultural tradition!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PCHF Assistant Director, Jennifer Fang (jennifer@portlandchinatown.org) for more information.

2016 Chinese New Year Parade (courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society)